1. SteveCr48's Avatar
    I picked up my Dell Venue 8 Pro, tried to swipe to log in. The screen is bright, looks normal, but it's frozen and unresponsive.

    I've rotated, held and pushed the buttons (incl various combinations), swiped, and so forth. Nothing.

    Any ideas how to reset this thing? Thanks!!
    11-05-2013 08:38 PM
  2. SteveCr48's Avatar
    Mystery solved: to reset, while holding the On/Off, insert a paperclip in the small hole between the micro USB port and On/Off. Magic!
    Paul Acevedo likes this.
    11-05-2013 08:48 PM
  3. Renaldo868's Avatar
    There is no hole there, the only hole is the mic and an LED for charging.
    04-02-2014 08:45 PM
  4. bigeduck's Avatar
    Yeah, its like a full PC, hold down the power button for 10 seconds and it will hard boot
    04-02-2014 09:45 PM
  5. Kenneth Salazar's Avatar
    Hello. I just had the same issue described above. I turned my Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 Series on an it went up to the screensaver before the login screen and it won't swipe over to do it.

    I have rebooted it several times wondering if it would help but nothing. I can't go anywhere past this issue and there is no way i can log back into it.

    Please, give me a hand on this.

    Thank you!
    08-05-2015 11:36 AM

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